Sunday night Josh Ong & I met up with the Fayettechill cats out at Horseshoe Canyon Ranch. We set up our tents, swapped stories about Ozark folklore, theme parks, abandoned places & we crossed our fingers that the weather would behave itself.
Monday morning I woke up around 6am. I was excited to start the day. I wandered around the valley while everyone else slept, not quite awake myself. The overcast sunrise gave everything a salmon-pink color & the mist kissed everything it hovered past. I finally got to finish Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis & felt full of a reinstated desire to let God's love in & to give it back freely. I also found the following excerpt to be an encouragement: "Even in literature and art, no man who bothers about originality will ever be original: whereas if you simply try to tell the truth (without caring twopence how often it has been told before) you will, nine times out of ten, become original without ever having noticed it."
Devin & Savannah made some breakfast, and then we piled into our cars to rendezvous on the Buffalo for a day of play & celebration of life and friendships. Seeing the shoreline of the beach covered in rag-tag kids, paddle boards, climbing shoes, a giant inflatable cockroach & a unicycle made me feel like I was on a day off from the circus. May the smell of creek water & the warmth of the summer air guide us deeper into the summer & let our communities remain honest & inclusive.Read More